Yeah, Jeopardy! has a thing going for Hammett clews — and who can blame them? He’s famous, for closing in on a century now, and you can creep in via the books, the movies, the life.
Yesterday — S36E55 — they hit it again. The first clew in the first column was the first one selected. Black-&-White Films. For $200 pose a question covering this statement:
In “The Maltese Falcon” this actor tells Mary Astor, “If you. . . were as innocent as you pretend to be, we’d never get anywhere”
The current champion jumped on it with: “Who is Humphrey Bogart?”
I wonder if they’d have discounted her response if she’d kept her lips together, taken a deep pull off her cigarette, pushed the fedora back on her brow and said: “Bogie. Who’s Bogie?”